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Gail Tverberg is a researcher on subjects related to energy and the economy. Her background is as actuary, who did financial modeling for insurance companies, so she brings a different perspective to the question of how limits of a finite world affect the economy.

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Headed For A Collapsing Debt Bubble
A $1.9 billion stimulus package was recently signed into law in the United States. Can such a stimulus bill, plus packages passed in other countries, really pull the world economy out of the downturn it has been in 2020? I don’t think so.
Why Collapse Occurs; Why It May Not Be Far Away
It is clear to many people that the world economy is now struggling. There is too much debt; young people are having trouble finding jobs that pay well enough; people in poor countries are increasingly more food insecure.
HH Where Energy Modeling Goes Wrong
There are a huge number of people doing energy modeling. In my opinion, nearly all of them are going astray in their modeling because they don’t understand how the economy really operates.
2021: More Troubles Likely
Our real problem is an energy problem that we do not have a solution for.
EC 2020: The Year Things Started Going Badly Wrong
Citizens have not been aware of how “close to the edge” we have been. Low energy prices have been deceptive, but this is what we should expect with collapse.
Humans Left Sustainability Behind As Hunter-Gatherers
Many people believe that humans can have a sustainable future by using solar panels and wind turbines.
Energy Is The Economy; Shrinkage In Energy Supply Leads To Conflict
Without adequate energy, the world economy would come to a halt. We are hitting energy limits right now. Energy per capita is already shrinking, and it seems likely to shrink further in the future.
EC Fossil Fuel Production Is Reaching Limits In A Strange Way
We need a new, very inexpensive energy source that buyers will willingly pay a disproportionately high price for right now, not 20 or 50 years from now.
EC Reaching The End Of Early Stimulus – What’s Ahead?
Many people thought that COVID-19 would be gone with a short shutdown. They also thought that the world’s economic problems could be cured with a six month “dose” of stimulus.
EC Today’s Energy Predicament – A Look At Some Charts
We're in a strange situation today that most modelers have never really considered. Let me explain some of the issues I see.
We Need To Change Our COVID-19 Strategy
We would like to think that we can eliminate COVID-19, but doing so is far from certain. The medical system has not been successful in eliminating HIV/AIDS or influenza; the situation with COVID-19 may be similar.
EC Why A Great Reset Based On Green Energy Isn’t Possible
Let’s look at a few of the misunderstandings that lead people to believe that the world economy can move to a Green Energy future.
HH COVID-19 And The Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?
The COVID-19 story keeps developing. How vigorously should we be fighting COVID-19? The story is more complex than most people understand.
Energy Problems Fuel Increased Violence
Historical energy consumption data shows that violence often accompanies periods when energy production is not growing fast enough to meet the needs of the growing population.
Understanding Our Pandemic – Economy Predicament
The world’s number one problem today is that the world’s population is too large for its resource base. Some people have called this situation overshoot.
EC COVID-19 And Oil At $1: Is There A Way Forward?
Many people are concerned with the low price of oil. Others are concerned about slowing or stopping COVID-19. Is there any way forward?
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